Matthew Steven Monger, Sr., age 46 of Grand Rapids, passed away on unexpectedly on Thursday January 28, 2021 in Manistee, MI.
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Matthew was born on April 6, 1974 in Grand Rapids, son of Steven and Susan (Rorabacher) Monger. He attended East Kentwood High School, graduating with the class of 1992 and then attended Denver Automotive and Diesel School.
He worked many years at Big Ray’s Automotive and Muffler Man where he established an extremely large extended family unit.
Matthew is survived by his mother, Susan Monger of Hudsonville; brother, Joe (Karla) Monger of Holland; sister, Sarabeth (Mike) Horton of Niles; sons, Michael Pellerito, Matthew Wemigwans-Monger and Jackson Monger-Desonier; nephews, Ben Monger and Payton and Caleb Horton.
He is preceded in death by his father, Steven Monger (2010); and significant other, Fran Lynch (New Year’s Day 2021).
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 4:00PM on Thursday February 4, 2021 at Celebration Bible Church, 4690 8th Ave SW, Grandville, MI 49418 with Pastor Jim Shemaria officiating. The family will receive friends for visitation from 3:00PM until time of service.
Matthew loved cats - he befriended an abandoned cat everywhere he lived. He would appreciate any memorial contributions in his memory to be directed to a no-kill cat rescue shelter. Please feel free to share a memory or photo with his family at www.oakgrovefh.com.
The family has entrusted funeral arrangements with Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Manistee.